he's now in hot pursuit of the police force. oregon firefighters were called in for an unusual rescue. a privately owned 1200 pound camel stuck in a sinkhole. the rescue team used ropes and straps to pull up the distressed animal to safety. so far, it seems to be doing okay. and in new york, guinness world record promoted the release of their 2011 book with a play date with one of its biggest and smallest stars. giant george, the world's tallest living dog, and booboo, the smallest. booboo needed a boost to meet george, but there was an instant connection. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> there was a lot of drama when they were rescuing that animal. >> i know. that video was pretty amazing. >> eventually, they got over the hump, though. and then got it out. >> really, bill? you're going to start out the morning with a bad joke? >> that's how we're doing it.